26 days to go!

Happy Tuesday, FFLs!

The Academy Awards air in just 26 days. How many Oscar-nominated films do you have left to see? I still have 37 left unchecked on my list (yikes). For the films I still have left to see, I’ve shared the most common outlets I’ve found they are available (below). Feel free to take notes/share other outlets for which you’ve found they are also available.

“20 Feet from Stardom” – Available on On Demand, Amazon, iTunes

“All is Lost” – Available on On Demand, Redbox (2/11), Amazon

“Before Midnight” – Available on Redbox, iTunes, Amazon

“Despicable Me 2” – Available on Netflix, Redbox, iTunes, Amazon

“Dirty Wars” – Available on Netflix, Amazon, iTunes

“Frozen” – Still playing in theatres

“Nebraska” – Available on Redbox (2/25)

“Saving Mr. Banks” – Still playing in theatres

“The Croods” – Available on Netflix, Redbox, iTunes, On Demand

“The Invisible Woman” – Is coming back to a local theatre near me

“The Lone Ranger” – Available on Redbox, Amazon, iTunes

“The Wolf of Wall Street” – Still playing in theatres

Oscar Shorts – A local theatre of mine is showcasing all of the Oscar-nominated short films, beginning next week. Some theatres do special showings of the Oscar-nominated short films and/or bring back other Oscar-nominated films, before the Oscars air. Do some research to see if a local theatre near you is showcasing any of these films.

And then there are some I am having a hard time finding anywhere…

“Alone Yet Not Alone,” “Broken Circle Breakdown,” “Ernest & Celestine,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” “Omar,” “Philomena,” “The Grandmaster,” “The Hunt,” “The Missing Picture,” and “The Wind Rises.”

Any suggestions?  Please share!

I’m a little behind on my film reviews, I know, but I will try my hardest to get those posted ASAP.

-FJ

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The Movie Lover’s reading list for 2014

Happy Friday, FFLs!

Years ago, when I was in elementary school, I remember reading “The Giver.”  Quite a few years have passed since then (and just a tad of added maturity), so when I heard “The Giver” was being made into a movie, I had no other choice but to revisit it once again.  I luckily still had the book over all these years, so I decided to get a jump start on it before the film comes to theatres (August 15, 2014).

One of my “resolutions” for 2014 is to read more, so why not combine this goal with my love of film and create a reading list of books being made into movies this year.  If you enjoy reading a book before seeing its film version, check out this list I found on BuzzFeed.  There’s a pretty great variety on the list, if I do say so myself.  If anyone does read any of the books on this list, reviews and comments are always welcome!

MONEY SAVER: If you don’t want to spend a bunch of money buying each book at a bookstore, check your local library or online (Amazon is a go-to of mine) to get the book at a better (or library=free) cost.

Photo credit: BuzzFeed

Photo credit: BuzzFeed

Have a great weekend!

-FJ